Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon #bookreview #thriller

Title: Sister Dear

Author: Hannah Mary McKinnon

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: May 26, 2020

Page Count: 368

My rating:  4 stars

About the book:

Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.

And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.


Sister Dear by Hannah Mary is a thriller novel that will take readers on a rather twisted journey. This novel is one that gives readers a glimpse of what is happening to the main character at the current moment but then goes backwards in time to lead readers up to the point we have a glimpse of in the beginning.

Eleanor Hardwicke was always daddy’s little girl and really still is now that she’s an adult. However, Eleanor is about to live her worst nightmare when her father passes after fighting a long illness. As Eleanor comes to visit him in the hospice though she overhears her parents talking and learns that her father wasn’t really her biological father after all.

After her father does pass Eleanor learns of the identity of her biological father and since she has a strained relationship with her mother and sister she decides to look into meeting her real father. This meeting doesn’t go well however when she learns he wants nothing to do with her but that won’t stop Eleanor from getting close to the half-sister she never knew she had.

Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon really was a rather engaging and twisty read as it went along. There was always that feeling of who do I trust as you are reading which for me makes the pages turn even faster as I begin to suspect them all. However, the one thing I found was as twisty as the end is I felt it would have had an even greater impact if you weren’t given a glimpse to the outcome in the beginning but overall it was an enjoyable read.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Hannah Mary was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. She now lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty-second commute. Connect with her on Facebook, on Twitter @HannahMMcKinnon, and on Instagram @HannahMaryMcKinnon. For more, visit her website at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: